Registration Deadline: January 26, 2023 at 12:00pm (noon) PST
First Round: January 27 – 29, 2023 (video submission)
Final Round: March 25, 2023 (in-person presentation)
BC and Yukon post-secondary students, show off and refine your business acumen by challenging yourself and your teammates to think strategically and develop innovative solutions to real issues facing real businesses! The CPABC Case Competition is a business strategy case competition with two competition rounds. The Top 8 teams from the First Round will be invited to the Final Round including an evening reception to network with CPA members across BC.
Prizes: The winning team will be awarded a cash prize of $2000 and invited to a CPABC Mentor/Mentee Networking Event. The second placed team will receive a cash prize of $1000 and the third placed team will receive a cash prize of $500.
Teams: This competition is open to BC and Yukon post-secondary students only. There are no limits on the number of teams from each school. Teams of four must have at least two students who are in their 1st or 2nd year of studies, and teams of three must have at least one student who is in their 1st or 2nd year of studies. Students of all disciplines are invited to participate, no prior experience is required. Team registrations only. Individual registrations not accepted. See Rules and Regulations for detailed information.
Hear from the Winning Team of the 2022 Competition
Participating in two rounds of the CPABC case competition was a very memorable learning experience. I enjoyed the unique mix of junior and senior students and the diversity in our teams' specializations. We were able to leverage our respective strengths to hone our presentation skills while applying accounting and strategy to the case. I also appreciated the informative and thorough feedback from the panel of CPA judges. I highly recommend this case competition to any students who are interested in a fun learning opportunity!
Participating in the CPABC Business Case Competition was an incredibly rewarding experience! It was a great opportunity to work in a collaborative environment with my team to develop our recommendations and apply our presentation skills. My team and I worked efficiently to think on our feet while conducting our analysis and developing our strategies in a limited amount of time. CPABC did a fantastic job to provide all competitors with valuable networking opportunities and a very memorable experience overall.
Throughout the course of the CPABC case competition I was not only able to develop my presentation, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, but I had an amazing time working alongside my teammates. The dinner gala event was a great way to sum up the entire competition, and I would highly recommend participating in the next annual CPABC case competition for any students interested!
I would like to thank everyone involved in organizing the CPABC case competition for a great experience. My team and I were able to practice our critical thinking and business presentation skills through the two rounds of presentations. As this was my first case competition, I learned a lot about working together under time pressure and how to create informative business recommendations specific to different situations. Overall, the CPABC's case competition was very supportive, encouraging and a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves and learn!